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>> have a great tuesday.this activity is pushing away to the east. our road conditions are slick, so be careful! temperatures are in the teens and 20s on a cold morning. here's a check of the dayplanner where we're headed for highs in the lower 30s. your full forecast is coming up - your newsstarts now. this activity is pushing away to the east. our road
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the teens and 20s on a cold morning. " coming up this morning on abc9 news... after two years... we are hearing from jonathan neunaber for the first time... " we begin a special series on steven avery... the subject behind the smash hit documentary series making a murderer. part one is up ahead " and... we'll have the heart warming story of how some nebraska state troopers are helping one of their own. these ories and more... on abc9 news this morning. "" good morning and thanks for starting your day with us... i'm lukas voss. it's been nearly two years since esther and donald neunaber were found dead in their rural akron home. her son johnathan has now finally agreed to plead guilty to the murder of his 80
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time he is speaking publicly about what happen on at july day in 2014. abc9 news reporter elisa raffa has the very latest. "i struck my mother, more times than i wanted to" says jonathan neunaber, pleaded guilty to murder. shocking testimony today as jonathan neunaber pleads guilty to one count of second degree murder and one count of willful injury in connection withthhe 2014 death of his mother, 80 year old esther. according to court records, esther neunaber suffered more than fourty blows to the head. in july of 2014, both of neunaber's parents were found dead in rural plymouth county. it was later determined that his father, donald, died of natural causes but his mothers death qas deliberate. "neunaber specifically intended to cause serious injury to esther neunaber when he struck her with that
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district court. neunaber originally faced first degree murder charges. as part of the plea agreement to lesser charges.... neunaber admitted guilt and detailed his crime in open court. "when dad died, i did not know what to do next. i was not prepared to be the man of the houou" says jonathan neunaber, pleaded guilty to murder. "i took some pills, with the idea that we could all be buried together. obviously that did not work, i'm still here" says jonathan neunaber, pleaded guilty to murder. neunaber could turned into a meth bust in spencer over the weekend spencer policece saying 31-yeararld blaine stockwell of laurens tried to get away from police after they tried to pull him over on sunday. stockwell le them on a high speed pursuit before crashing into a ditch in rural clay county. after he was arrested, stockwell was charged with possession of
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driving and several other charges. lukas: for the last several months... the world has been captivated by the plight of steven avery... a wisconsin man in prison for sexual assault and murder. his story has been covered in netflix's documentary series making a murderer. and this week... we will have a number of special stories about the case... and its effects on the community where avery is from. reporter nate stewert kicks off our series on the impact y y might have not seen " a once peaceful county in northeast wisconsin.. (nats - protests) ...has become the center stage for controversy, alleged corruption..and chaos "we just have a feeling that brendan and steven are both innocent and that they deserve new trials and that they should also be aware of what they have going on in this town as far as their government goes" it's not just the protestors here in manitowoc that
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over the country. this after netflix's making a murderer was released late last year capt. larry zimney/manitowoc police dept. "absolutely we're in the national spotlight, i mean...this avery issue is going to be on dateline tonight" in 2016 alone, the manitowoc county sheriff's office received credible bomb threats for the first time...closing down streets, evacuating buildings and putting the public on high alert... the caller claimed.. it was because of avery. capt. larry zimney/manitowoc police dept. "this situation has not died down yet..as far as for some people..there's a lot of polarization either way for whether you're pro avery or anti-avery" people living in michicot, the community where the avery auto salvage property is located, say that avery had a bad rep and wasn't respected...and that the documentary has divided the county curtis busse/green bay "this man was tried..he was convicted..and now all of a sudden there's shambles and he's innocent and i just don't think that's right" tim
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police "i think it's just a shame that people are judging this town without even being here and meeting the people" to help prevent the negativity from expanding...resident s created the hashtag love manitowoc, to shine some light on the positivity surrounding the county despite what outsiders see and hear "we try so hard to let everybody know at this is a great place to live" even as manitowoc hopes to rebuild its reputation.. and while some will continue to fight for avery's innocence... one thing is certain. the violent and tragic loss of teresa halbach. in manitowoc wisconsin, nate stewart reporting and coming up later on in the show... we'll have part two of our series... looking at the woman behind the now famous photograph in the investigation. that's coming up in our six o'clock hour. lukas: a train vs semi accident in sioux city has left the semitrucks trailer torn in half and it's load all over the grou. yesterday afternoon... an 18 wheeler turning off lewis boulevard and into the kent feed location was literally cut in half after being hit by a northbound union pacific train. the driver of the semi was not injured traffic had to be rerouted for a short period of
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and crews were still on the scene late last night working to clean up the mess left behind. the accident is still being investigated and charges are pending " coming up.... the boys club of sioux city is making some big changes starting this summer. details on whats coming up ... after the break scott: we'll have... "you're watching abc9 news this morning... with ... lukas voss... and meteorologist scott larson.. this is abc9 news this morning. " "" scott: good morning siouxland.we had a
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east. our road conditions arerelick, so be careful! temperatures are in the teens and 20s on a cold morning. let's get a check of your stormcast hd where we're going to have a quiet and cold tuesday. tomorrow evening, a system bearing some light rain and snow will venture through with minimal accumulations.s. overall, this week will be on the warmer side of normal. today's high is 32 with a few early flurries then partly cloudy skies. it'll be cold tonight falling to a low of 16. tomorrow's high is 47 with mostly cloudy skies and a handful of sprinkles/flurries. here's your extended 7 day forecast. lukas scott: pushing away to the east. our road conditions are slick,
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the teens and 20s on a cold morning. let's get a check of your stormcast hd where we're going to have a quiet and cold tuesday. tomorrow evening, a system bearing some light rain and snow will venture through with minimal accumulations. overall, this week will be on the warmer side of normal. today's high is 32 with a few early flurrieseshen partly cloudy skies. it'll be cold tonight falling to a low of 16. tomorrow's high is 47 with mostly cloudy skies and a handful of sprinkles/flurries. shing away to the east. our road conditions are slick, so b bcareful! tempererures are in the teens and 20s on a cold mornini. let's get a eck of your stormcast hd where we're going to have a quiet and cold tuesday. tomorrow evening, a system bearing some light rain and snow will
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with minimal accumulations. overall, this week willlle on the warmer side of normal. today'y'high is 32 with a few early flurries t tn partly cloudy skies. it'll be cold tonight falling after 79 years, the boys club of sioux city is set to welcome girls to the club..... and they're not ststping there. they're inviting anyone age 7 to 18 in the siouxland area to apply abc9 news reporter jess plue brings ushe story " we've had many young ladies over the years say why can't we come here, why can't we have this place and you know what, now they'll actually have that opportunity," says eldon bensen, chief professional officer at the boys club of sioux city. as of june, the boys club of sioux city will be known as theboys and girls clulu of s suxland, joining over four thousand other ys and girls clubs across the country. the need for integration came after noticing the rising amount of students having no-where to go after school, so the boys club came up with a solution: let
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to make sure that we are doing the best as possible to serve all the kids of siouxland," says eldon bensen, chief professional officer at the boys club of sioux city. when speaking of all the kids, chief ofessional officer bensen rerely does mean all, including those identifying in the lgbtq cocounity. "we have a unisex bathroom that we have here that's a single stall that we use in those cases so the bathroom issues isn't an issue...staff here have gone through training to accomodate people that have different needs and different life styles so that we can make sure that the youth are more accepting and tolerent of those kids," says eldon bensen, chief professional officer at theheoys club of sioux cityty bensen says the programs that they've offered for years are 95% gender neutral so integrating girls won't be a sweat. there will however be a program offered for only girls called "smart girls" which focuses on female development and another for only guys called "passport to manhood". both are nationally offered programs from the boys and girls club of america. as for what t e boys think of their sisters being able to join them? "i think it'll be fair since some people don't ve a place to go, " says ernesto
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they're actually being very mature about it... "so are you programs, , eld trips, educational classes along with other perks. " lukas: when we come back... i'll tell you why these adorable new born babies are so special. " lukas: and.... believe it or not... this man is actually a teenager! i'll explain... up next.
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we wcelebrate your baby's first birthday! here on abc9 news this morning we will be showing your baby's picture right here on our newscast.... everyone is invitedto send in a photo of your kiddo's first birthday.... you can email that picture to first-birthday-at- k-c-a-u-t-v-dot- com..... please be sure to include your child's first and last name along with a guide on how to pronounce their name.... along with their date of birth .... and we will air their picture right here during our morning show
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lukas imagine having to celebrate your only birthday once every four years? well several siouxland parents gave birth to leap day babies yesterday. nats baby crying trisha boltjes and andrew knight welcomed baby zoey at unity point health st. luke's. zoey is seven pounds, eight ounces and arrived two days early. trisha didn't exactly want to deliver on leap day, but zoey... and dad... had other ideas. "he wanted it to happen today and i was hoping.... it's just unique.... it is unique, i'm liking it now that it actually happened. but it's really cool, it does make it special for her." says trisha boltjes. andrew and trisha plan to celebrate zoey's birthday on the 28th every year and might plan something special on her leap year birthday. five babies total were born at unity point health - st. luke's on monday. lukas:
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day may technically be younger than they're actual age... they haven't found the fountain of youth. that includes one man from missouri... who's still technically a teenager. reporter brad douglas has his story. " leroy wheeler has a leap year birthday. if you only count his birthday's, he's only 17-years-old. he says along with having a birthday every four years, he keeps young by walking his dog six miles a day in loves dalmatians and johnny cash. leroy says he thought about acting his age once, but he said he didn't want to slow "i thought about joining the senior citizens center when i turned 60, over there with the men and play pool, but that didn't sound too exciting. so, i got me a dog," said leroy wheeler, leap day birthday. leroy and johnny cash plan to celebrate his birthday for the next four years" lukas: scott: lukas and scott are birthday's, he's only 17-years-old. he says along with having a birthday every four years, he keeps young by walking his
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loves dalmatians and his dog's name is johnny cash. leroy says he thought about acting his age once, but he said he didn't want to slow wn. "i thought about joining the senior citizens center when i turned 60, over there with the men and play pool, but that didn't sound too exciting. so, i got me a dog," said leroy wheeler, leap day birthday. leroy and johnny cash plan to celebrate his birthday for the next four years" lukas: birthday's, he's only 17-years-old. he says along with having a birthday every four years, he keeps young by walking his dog six miles a day in downtown joplin. he loves dalmatians and his dog's name is johnny cash. leroy says he thought about acting his age once, but he said he
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"i thought about joining the senior citizens center when i turned 60, over there with the men and play pool, but that didn't sound too exciting. so, i got me a dog," said leroy wheeler, leap leroy and johnny celebrate his lukas and scott are chatting about leap day births. lukas and scott are chatting about leap day births. lukas and scott are chatting about leap day births. scott:good morning siouxland on this lukas and scott are chatting about leap day births. lukas and scott are
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this activity is pushing away to the east. our road conditions are slick, so be careful! temperatures are in the teens and 20s on a cold morning. here's a check of the dayplanner where we're headed for highs in the lower 30s. scott: here's a quick chekc outside on this activity is pushing away to the east. our road conditions are slick, so be careful! temperatures are in the teens and 20s on a cold morning. d-o-t traffic cam's here at . many folks still waking up and starting their workday....please drive safely everyone... scott: now you'll want to watch your
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... police will be running radars, here... s lewis blvd. and on lincoln way. so again... mind that speed. " " lukas: thanks scott. still to come... i'll show you how a number of nebraska state patrol officers are coming together to help someone who has helped them for decades.
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an active duty member of the navy has received the medal of honor. senior chief special warfare operator edward byers, jr. is a member of the navy's famed seal team 6. in 2012, he participated in a daring raid that rescued an american hostage in afghanistan. president obama has presented byers with the nation's highest military honor, calling him a "consummate quiet professional. "
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my entire life i lived a very quiet and discreet life. so withthis award is not something i asked for, it's something that a group of people put me in for and thought that my actions that day were deserving of this awardwith that comes some obligations. byers was the second navy seal to enter the building with the hostage inside ... the first was shot and killed. 36 year- old byers is the sixth seal to receive the medal of honor, and the eleventh living service member to receive it for actions in afghanistan. lukas: a dedicated dispatcher for 35 years... is now the one needing help. and the people she looks out for every day in a nebraska community...are returning the favor. kristyna engdahl has the story. " " (nats) each basket..packed with care. donations, that will be prizes...at an up- coming benefit..for a woman.. who may work, behind the scenes.. but is often a first call.. at the first sign of danger. (barb
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, 35-years): "i couldn't ask for better people to work for. my troopers mean the world to me." and barb klinetobe's troopers -- cherish her. so when she found out.. she has cancer..help, wasn't far behind. (cj alberico/state trooper): "she's the calm on the other side of the phone." (tom grove/state trooper): " she's been there, before i became a trooper. she's always been there." barb says her cancer, spread. it's treatable.. cureable..is still a question. but she says -- she'll fight. (barb klinetobe/dispatcher , 35-years): "i have all my troopers, i feel like i can't let them down. i have to be there for them every day, to make sure they go home every night to their families." families -- like brea nelson's..her husband is a state trooper. (brea nelson/benefit organizer): " there are times where she'll call me and say -- he's going to be late, but he'sok." she's also a two time cancer survivor. so she -- rallied the troops, you see here.. to help with hospital bills.. so barb's focus..is getting better. (brea nelson/benefit organizer): "she's done so much to keep everybody, not just the troopers but the public safe as well." and barb says..she's not done serving. she's not done fighting.. and seeing this support..encourage s her, to keep going. (brea nelson/benefit organizer): "it's amazing. it's amazing. i can't say thank you enough." lukas later today... the orange city
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will find out if it will be able to make imprements to their faciliities. people in orange city are voting on a bond issue for the 2-point-7 million dollar fire department will find out if it will be able to make improvements to their faciliities. people in orange city are voting on a bond issue for the 2-point-7 million dollar project. fire department officials say they're in need of upgrades to equipment as well as expansion projects at their five stations. if the vote passes, upgrades are expected to be done by november 20-17. " " lukas: coming up.... today is super tuesday... and frontrunner donald trump is facing heat yet again... this time for one of his new endorsements. the poltical beat is up ahead.
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through the region. this activity is pushing away to the east. our road conditions are slick, so be careful! temperatures are in the teens and 20s on a cold morning. let's get a check of your stormcast hd where we're going to have a quiet and cold tuesday. tomorrow evening, a system bearing some light rain and snow will
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with minimal accumulations. overall, this week will be on the warmer side of normal. today's high is 32 with a few early flurries then partly cloudy skies. it'll be cold tonight falling to a low of 16. tomorrow's high is 47 with mostly cloudykies and a handful of sprinkles/flurries. here's your extended 7 day forecast. through the region. this activity is pushing away to the east. our road conditions are slick, so be careful! temperatures are in
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a cold morning. let's get a check of your through the region. this activity is pushing away to the east. our road conditions are slick, so be careful! temperatures are in the teens and 20s on a cold morning. let's get a check of your stormcast hd where we're going to have a quiet and cold tuesday. tomorrow evening, a system bearing some light rain and snow will venture through with minimal accumulations. overall, this week will be on the warmer side of normal. today's high is 32 with a few early flurries then partly
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to a low of 16. tomorrow's high is 47 with mostly cloudy skies and a sprinkles/flurries. extended 7 day forecast. lukas scott: lukas: donald trump has every reason to be confident heading into super tuesday.. just hours from voters across 12 states will head to the polls on what's being called the most the campaign so but trump continues to be dogged by remarks to cnn for his failure to distance himself
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endorsement of former kkk leader david duke. reporter sunlen serfaty has the latest on the republican frontrunner. "donald trump under fire today.. (donald trump (r) presidential candidate) "well we looked at it, we looked at the question. i disavowed david duke." after for refusing to condemn the support of white supremacist david duke . (donald trump (r) presidential candidate) "you wouldn't want me to condemn a group that i know nothing about. i would have to look. " (jake tapper, cnn host) "ok. i mean, i'm just talking about david duke and the ku klux klan here, but..." (donald trump (r) presidential candidate) "i don't know any -- honestly, i don't know david duke. i don't believe i have ever met him." david duke. is a well known former grand wizard of the k-k-k who ran several unsuccessful bids for higher office including the white house. despite trump telling c-n-n he doesn't know duke. trump referenced duke in 2000, as a
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for president as a member of the reform party. in a statement reported then by the new york times . trump said: "the reform party now includes a klansman, mr. duke, a neo-nazi, mr. buchanan, and a communist, ms. fulani. this is not company i wish to keep." today, trump clearly distancing himself from duke. (donald trump (r) presidential candidate) "so i've disavowed david duke all weekend long on facebook, on twitter and obviously it's never enough, it's ridiculous." his rivals: quick to pounce ( sen. marco rubio (r) presidential candidate) "you say david duke to me, i saw racist, immediately." ( sen. ted cruz (r) presidential candidate) "we should all be united in saying that the klan is reprehensible." and the pro-rubio super pac "conservative solutions" already up with a new ad based solely on the moment. ad pop: "well i have to look at the group." trump refuses to denounce the kkk. on thursday, duke posted praise for
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writing that he will "vote for him and think you should too." on friday - trump was asked about duke.. (donald trump (r) presidential candidate) "i didn't know he endorsed me. david duke endorsed me? okay, all right? i disavow. okay?" a moment that trump highlighted on twitter after his cnn interview on sunday. this is not the first time trump has been pressed to disavow white supremacist groups who support his campaign. he talked to 'outfront' last month he about a white nationalist super pac running running pro-trump robocalls in iowa. (erin burnett, cnn host) "mr. trump, when you hear that, does that shock you? do you denounce that?" (donald trump (r) gives media interviews... now speaking though in an exlusive interview to anderson cooper on a number of topics. here is what she said when asked about her life frontrunner for presidential nomination. " (melania trump/ donald trump's wife) we are both very independent, i let him be who he is and he and... (anderson cooper/ host, cnn's ac360) you don't try to change him? to change him. he's an adult. he knows the consequences who he is. i give him ac: you do? don't agree with says, but you know own person, i tell him what i think, i'm standing very strong on the ground on my two feet and i'm my own person and i think that's very important in the relationship
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also asked if the attacks against her husband bother her. "melania ump/donald trump's wife) i think it's more a desperate tone because my husband is leading in the polls so he wants to attack in a very low manner way. we expected that. i have a think skin. it doesn't bother me and it's very nasty but i have a thick skin. i can handle it. and trump also talked about how she would do as the first lady of the uned states. "melania trump/donald trump's wife) we are in 21st century. i will be me. i will be different than any other first ladies. i will help women, children. they are our future. they
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and help. i'm involved in many charities. i will choose 1 or 2 and work on that. donald trump has a commanding lead over his rivals going into super tuesday. lukas: one siouxland senator is speaking out against the frontrunners of the presidential race. nebraska senator ben sasse saying he's very unhappy with the candidates the race has to offer..... referring to the gop and democratic frontrunners as quote "dishonest new york liberals" (sen. ben sasse) i am not voting for hillary clinton. given what we know about donald trump, i can't vote for him either. i took an oath to protect, defend the constitution. if those are the two major party nominees, and i hope they're not, i have to look for a third party option. sasse says there is plenty of time within the nine
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elections for a better candidate to enter the race lukas: iowa's governor spoke on the republican side of the presidential campaign during conference , terry branstad trump's campaign it "brilliant" jersey governor chris christie's endorsement. branstad also took time to address the g-o- p's problems on the campaign trail, specifically the political attacks amongst the republicans "i think it's way out of hand. i really think the focus needs to be on the issues, not on personal appearance or these kinds of things. this is a very serious responsibility -- choosing the next leader for this country, and the country's got hugeoblems." branstad continued by saying the republicans need to have vigilantleadership in order to address the critical issues the nation faces. lukas: madison county residents are being asked to double check their voter registration
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caucus. here's susan risinger with the details. "madison county clerk nancy scheer urges voters to check their voter registration information before filing a new form online. scheer says if your name, address and party affiliation are correct, you do not need to fill out a new form. her office received 151 online registrations over the weekend, and she says many are duplicates. plans are being finalized for a $3- million road repair project in niobrara state park. department of roads local projects engineer larry legg says bids will be let in june, and the project is scheduled to begin in late august. the spring production of norfolk community theatre opens thursday night at 7:30, and the audience is in for a lot of fun. northeast community college theater and speech instructor adam peterson says some critics have called "the nerd" one of the funniest plays ever written. these and more stories can be heard on newstalk wjag, literock 97.5 and 106kix. " lukas a state senator
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is officially running for u.s. senate. rob hogg (hoag) has filed the nomination papers with the iowa secretary of state's office. he'll be on the ballot for the june 7th democratic primary. hogg submitted over 13-thousand signatures from iowans in all 99 counties and calls this an "exciting milestone" for his candidacy. hogg says he plans to campaign in northwest iowa this weekend. lukas: coming up...unity christian, western christian and okoboji battled it out in the 2a quarterfinals ... alex has the highlights next in sports scott: stay tuned for today's forecast... lukas:
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season, the state tournament kicked off in des moines. alex walker has the details. last season was nothing short of magical for unity christian.... the lady knights ran the table in class 2a....winning their first-ever state championshop. yesterday, unity began their quest for a repeat. the defending champs opening
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against west branch. in the second...trystin luneckas...wide open on the backdoor...the bears would lead by as many as five in the quarter. but back come the knights...shan-da zomermaand...gets the steal and takes it coast to coast for the lay in...they led it 17-15 at the half. in the third...anna kiel, working the high-low game with josie blankespoor...unity opens up a five point lead. and the knights clamp down in the second half...kiel with the steal to deidra noteboom...they take it 52-33. on the top half of the 2a bracket...okoboji playing at state for the first time ever....taking on pekin... all lady panthers in the first half...cassidy tolle...connects on the three pointer...23-10 pekin at the break, but coach adams got them going in the second half. pioneers work it inside to molly mitchell...3 of her 19 points and nine rebounds tonight to spark the rally. then the outside game...shaelyn
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pointer gets okoboji within three..they outscore pekin 19-6 in the third. and they complete the comeback...off the steal...emily wintz lays it home...okoboji erases a 14-point deficit in the second half to advance to the semis, 48-44. in the second half, we got our talk in the halftime. we got it handed to us and we did what we could." he got on us a lot saying its our last 16 minutes, if we dont play together and of course having 11 seniors, we were all like, we didn't want it to be our last congrats to the pioneers on their first-ever win at the state tournament. boji will face the winner of this one in thursday's semis....top-ranked western christian battng central decatur. tied up at 3 early but then the wolfpack go on a run...erika feenstra...knocks down the three for the lead. then some great ball movement...payton harmsen...adds three more on the kickout, the wolfpack led it 17-4 after one. then time winding down inthe half...harmsen gets the offensive board and kaira moss beats the buzzer...32-15
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the cardinals made it interesting in the 4th, getting the lead to six, but ashtyn veerbeek went for 21 and 11..western advances to the semis....61-50 the final payton harmsen--"it's an awesome feeling coming back. thankfully we built that lead in the first lf to carry on to the second half because we let it slip a little bit as we got a litte bit tired. but being in the position that we were last year after losing in the semis, we know how much it hurts and we're pretty motivated to come back." thursday's 2a semifinal between western christian and okoboji is set for a 1:30 tipoff at the well. in the 1a quarters....kingsley- pierson fell and newell-fonda avdnaced. for more on the girls tournament...head to siouxlandmatters.co m. thats it for sports have a great rest of your morning. lukas: scott: it's time now to check on your forecast... scott:good morning siouxland on this tuesday. we had a coating of snow pull through the region. this activity is pushing away to the east. our road
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temperatures are in the teens and 20s on a cold morning. here's a check of the dayplanner where we're headed for highs in the lower 30s. this activity is pushing away to the east. our road coions are slick, so be careful! temperatures are in the teens and 20s on a cold morning. here's a check of the dayplanner where we're headed for highs in the lower 30s. this activity is pushing away to the east. our road conditions are slick, so be careful! temperatures are in the teens and 20s on a cold morning. here's a check of the dayplanner where we're headed for today following one of the worst februarys in several years. kendis gibson and
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so she can watch her calories and where she's going.
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the brawny kennedy won a best supporting actor oscar for his role as the convict "dragline" in 19-67's "cool hand luke". he was a staple in such 19-70s disaster epics as "earthquake" and the "airport" movies. and he brought the laughs as a police detective in the "naked gun" trilogy. in all, kennedy appeared in more than 180 movies and t-v shows in a career spanning almost 60 years. his grandson says kennedy died sunday in boise, idaho. he was 91 years old. lukas: scientists have named a potato after matt damon's character in the martian... and sam smith is speaking out about his performance at the oscars. here's abc's jason nathanson with your hollywood headlines.
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win the oscar for best actor, but the character he played in "the martian" got his own recognition. scientists named a potato- related flowering australian plant for mark watney, the fictional botanist damon portrayed. in the movie, damon's charatcter survives on the potatoes he grew. the real-life scientists named the new species after a movie character because botanists don't have many hollywood heroes! there are always oscar snubs and surprises. but some were puzzled -not over who won an award but who was left off a list. the "in memoriam" tribute was missing an actor who played a big role in an iconic, oscar- winning movie. nats up: "tom, can you get me off the hook?" abe vigoda, who died in january, played tessio in "the godfather." his family was upset that the academy paid tribute to alex rocco, who played moe greene in "the godfather," but not vigoda. vigoda was also a big tv star?. well known for his role as sgt. fish on "barney miller." (nats up) and one more oscar note until next year?. sam smith won a statue but called his performance on the show the worst of his life. the british singer told the bbc that when he sang "writing on the wall" from the james bond film "spectre" at the dolby
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minute of it. he said his singing was terrible. lady gaga received a standing ovation for her oscar performance for her nominated song, but smith got the award in one of the night's biggest upsets. and that's what's g in hollywood. i'm jason nathanson, abc news, los angeles. nasa astronaut scott kelly is preparing to come back down to earth after nearly a year in space. he's been at the international space station longer than than any other u-s astronaut. kelly's current mission has lasted 340 days... and we've been following since day one. in his last briefing before heading home, kelly told reporters that he is feeling good. once he lands, kelly will undergo a battery of physical and scientific tests... to see how space travel effects the human body. this is his fourth mission in space.
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lukas and scott are chatting about scott kelly. lukas and scott are chatting about scott kelly. lukas and scott are chatting about scott kelly. lukas and scott are chatting about scott kelly. scott: we had a coating of snow pull lukas and scott are chatting about scott kelly. lukas and scott are chatting about scott kelly. lukas and scott are chatting about scott kelly. scott: we had a coating of snow pull lukas and scott are chatting about scott kelly. lukas and scott are chatting about scott kelly. east. our road conditions are slick, so be careful! temperatures are in the teens and 20s on a cold morning. let's get a check of your stormcast hd where we're going to have a quiet and cold tuesday. tomorrow evening, a system bearing some light rain and snow will venture through with minimal accumulations. overall, this week will be on the warmer side of normal. today's high is 32 with a few early flurries then partly cloudy skies. it'll be cold tonight falling to a low of 16.
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cloudy skies and a handful of sprinkles/flurries. here's your extended 7 day forecast. east. our road conditions are slick, so be careful! temperatures are in the teens and 20s on a cold morning. let's get a check of your stormcast hd where we're going to have a quiet and cold tuesday. tomorrow evening, a system bearing some light rain and snow will venture through with minimal accumulations. overall, this week will be on the warmer side of normal. today's high is 32 with a few early flurries then partly cloudy skies. it'll be cold tonight falling to a low of 16. tomorrow's high is 47 with mostly cloudy skies and a handful of sprinkles/flurries. here's your extended 7 day forecast. lukas scott: adlib lukas: " coming up in our six o'clock hour... we'll check in
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we'll check in with hillary clinton and vermont senator bernie sanders... ahead of today's super tuesday. stay with us
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coating of snow pull through the region. this activity is pushing away to the east. our road conditions are slick, so be careful! temperatures are in the teens and 20s on a cold morning. here's a check of the dayplanner where we're headed for highs in the lower 30s.

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